GelGreen™ Nucleic Acid Stain Gel Stain, 10,000X in DMSO

Product Description

GelGreen™ is a sensitive, stable and environmentally safe green fluorescent nucleic acid dye designed to stain either dsDNA, ssDNA or RNA in agarose gels. GelGreen™ is far more sensitive than SYBR Safe. Unlike SYBR® dyes, which are known to be unstable, GelGreen™ is very stable, both hydrolytically and thermally. GelGreen™ is compatible with either a 254 nm UV transilluminator or a gel reader equipped with visible light excitation (such as blue LED light box, 488 nm laser-based gel scanner, or Dark Reader®).

GelGreen™ can be used for either post-electrophoresis gel staining or precast gel staining.

A series of safety tests have confirmed that GelGreen™ is noncytotoxic, nonmutagenic and nonhazardous at concentrations well above the working concentrations used in gel staining. As a result, GelGreen™ can be safely disposed of down the drain or in regular trash, providing convenience and reducing cost in waste disposal.

GelGreen™ 10,000X solution in DMSO is for established users of GelGreen™ in DMSO who do not wish to change their laboratory protocols. For new users, we recommend GelGreen™ 10,000X in water (catalog # G-745), which eliminates the hazards of handling DMSO for even better safety. The performance and stability of GelGreen™ 10,000X is comparable in both the water and DMSO formulations.


  • Safer than Ethidum Bromide
Shown by the Ames test and other tests to be nonmutagenic and noncytotoxic
  • Easy disposal
Passed environmental safety tests for direct disposal down the drain or in regular trash
  • Ultra-sensitive
Higher sensitivity than EtBr and SYBR® Safe
  • Extremely stable
Available in water, stable at room temperature for long-term storage and microwavable
  • Simple to use
Very simple procedures for precast or post-electrophoresis gel staining
  • Compatible with a standard UV transilluminator or a gel reader with visible light excitation
Replaces SYBR® or GelStar® with no optical setting change
  • Compatible with downstream applications
Compatible with gel purification, restriction digest, sequencing and cloning

Storage/Handling: Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

GelGreen and its uses are covered by US patent numbers 7960498, 7803943, and 8232050. SYBR is trademark of Molecular Probes, Inc.

Product Specifications

Catalog ID G-740
Storage/Handling Store at room temperature. Protect from light.

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